Wild Columbia County

Hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing in northwest Oregon’s hidden jewel

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Wildlife guide

Simple guides to Columbia County’s mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates


Stories from the field as we explore every last inch of the county

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How to enter data for Columbia County Reptiles and Amphibians

You may have seen our booth at the Columbia County Fair. (We’ll be in front of Brad’s World Reptiles every day through July 18th.) Here’s how you can take part in our research. Why this project? Columbia County has received little attention from wildlife biologists, thus we don’t know how our wildlife is faring. MattContinue reading “How to enter data for Columbia County Reptiles and Amphibians”

Do you ever see any frogs, salamanders, turtles, lizards, or snakes? Take a picture and then check out our iNaturalist herpetology project to see how to help track records of these creatures!

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There isn’t any spot of land I care about more than the Liberty Hill bluff. Visit the Friends of Liberty Hill website or their Facebook page to learn about this unique meadow and what we can do to preserve it from destruction.

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About Us

Jonathan grew up in St. Helens and has family in Yankton and Rainier. Matt grew up in Warren and currently lives in Scappoose. Jonathan’s wife Rosey and daughters Chhaya (less so) and Sophia (more so) join them on some of their adventures.

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Global Conservation

A few orgs doing God’s work:

Creative Conservation Alliance

A Rocha International

Health in Harmony

Lilok Farm